Reaction to Tuesday’s debate

by Oxford Students for Life

Two bloggers were in the audience for our debate on Tuesday. Paula Mendez gives her take here. Meanwhile, Joseph Shaw, a member of the Philosophy faculty at Oxford, writes:

I was very impressed, with my experience of abortion debates in the Oxford Union, at the good natured and rational quality of the discussions; this is a great credit to the organisers and their supporters (pro-abortion students were also present, in smaller numbers). It was a nice demonstration, in fact, that the hysteria in the abortion debate does not, in the main, come from pro-lifers, despite the strength of feeling on their side of the debate.

There follows a rather interesting, and very pithy, examination of Ann Furedi’s arguments. Give it a read.